- Define physical basics of light.
- Define physical and light radiation related quantities and units.
- Describe principle of working of: incandescent lamp, fluorescent Lamp, LED/OLED and new technologies.
- Describe construction properties of indoor and outdoor luminaries.
- Define basic methods and standards for designing lighting.
- Present and describe examples of lighting design.
- Define costs of lighting system ownership (TCO) and ways of accruing savings.
- Define legal framework and environmental protection.
- Describe how to work in software tools for calculation and simulation of lighting in space.
Forms of Teaching
The course is organized into two teaching cycles. The first cycle consists of 7 weeks of direct teaching and intermediate exams. The second cycle of classes contains 6 weeks of direct classes and a final exam. Classes are conducted over a total of 15 weeks with a weekly load of 2 hours.Exercises
Computational examples from lightingIndependent assignments
After the introductory lecture in which the functionalities of the Dialux program are explained, students solve lighting design by problem-based learning.
Week by Week Schedule
- Light and Electromagnetic Radiation, Defining Light, The â€œVisibleâ€ Spectrum
- Basic Radiometric and Photometric Quantities, Basic Radiometric and Photometric Measurement, Lambertian Emission and Reflection - The Inverse Square Law, Lambert’s Cosine Law
- Incandescent Lamps, Discharge Lamps
- LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) and OLEDs (organic LEDs)
- Electric Lamp Designs, Lamp Efficacies
- Photometric Lamp Characteristc, Electrical ballast (resistive, reactive and electronic), starters and other devices
- Methods for Calculation Photometric Quantities
- Midterm exam
- Lighting Design Criteria, Energy Considerations
- Methods for Calculation Photometric Quantities, Reflection in Exterior Lighting Design
- Smart lighting design, Passive solar lighting design (daylighting)
- Lighting Design Criteria, Efficiency and economics of lighting
- Light planning, Energy evaluation
- Ray tracing and photometric lighting calculation
- Final exam